Friday Fibers Roundup
April 21, 2017
This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup explores a conservation studio in Switzerland, a new exhibition of female artists at MoMA, as well as the story behind making traditional Japanese Kimonos.
1) The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 revealed the winner for its annual Young Architects Program—Jenny Sabin Studio. Sabin’s piece, Lumen, is created from recycled knitted fabric with photo-luminescent and solar active textiles (via It’s Nice That).
2) Architectural duo Choi+Shine just unveiled a new large-scale lace installation titled The Urchins. It the piece was created in response to a call for installations for Singapore’s iLight Festival 2017 (via Mr X Stitch).
3) This video by the Abegg-Stiftung Conservation Studio in Riggisberg, Switzerland shows a masterful Spanish embroidery being repaired before going on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
4) A family payed honor to their avid quilter grandmother by displaying all her quilts at her funeral. Margaret Hubl passed away last June in Nebraska at the age of 89 and made loving quilts for all of her family members (via Today).
5) The new exhibition at MoMA, Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction features the work of Anni Albers, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Agnes Martin, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and so many more. The show will be on display until August 13th, 2017 (via Artsy).
6) The photo series Wardrobe Snacks highlights oddly satisfying food coordinated with monochromatic clothing. Born out of a collaboration between photographer Kelsey McClellan and prop stylist Michelle Maguire, these pieces have a distinct ‘70s vibe (via Dangerous Minds).
7) The “More Than Just An Object” video showcases the story behind making traditional Japanese Kimonos.
8) The Economist recently published the article “Looking Good can be Extremely Bad for the Planet” in which it outlines the impact of the global production of fast fashion from 2000 to 2014.
9) The book “100 Years of People Knitting” published by Princeton Architectural Press showcases vintage photographs of people knitting, from Sojourner Truth to unidentified nudists (via Hyperallergic).
10) Frida Kahlo is a staple feature in Surrealist painting, feminism, and fashion, and her amazing wardrobe was recently unlocked after almost 50 years. The renowned photographer, Ishiuchi Miyako got the privilege to photograph over 300 of Kahlo’s wardrobe (via Bored Panda).